Rick Green
Local News Capitol Bureau Chief
Rick Green is the Capitol Bureau Chief of The Oklahoman. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., he worked as news editor for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City before joining The Oklahoman.

  • Oklahoma's 12-year-old Capitol Dome is significantly cracked

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Engineers will study why the relatively new Oklahoma Capitol Dome has significant cracks. This was an unexpected problem that could well boost the overall cost of the exterior repairs.

  • Inspection report says Oklahoma Capitol's limestone exterior is anchored poorly

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Kansas City, Mo., company selected to do exterior work on Oklahoma state Capitol

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin looks ahead to second, final term

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    Health, prisons, education and jobs on agenda in second term.

  • Oklahoma Governor's Mansion facts

    Updated: Tue, Dec 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion is less than a mile east of the Oklahoma state Capitol.

  • Corrections and tax reform top Oklahoma legislative agenda

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    In recent interviews, House Speaker Jeff Hickman and fellow Republican Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, talked about the two issues and their impact on drawing up an increasingly tight budget.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

  • Groups set up Nativity scene at Oklahoma governor's mansion

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    The Nativity Committee of Tulsa and Knights of Columbus will set up a Nativity display Friday morning at the governor’s mansion in northeast Oklahoma City

  • Some early legislative proposals could rock Oklahoma state government

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    One proposal would change the very structure of the Oklahoma Legislature, another would have the Legislature meet only every other year, a third would reduce legislators’ pay.

  • Oklahoma Transportation Commission approves $71 million Interstate 35 project

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The contract — to build two new Interstate 35 interchanges, one at Lindsey Street and the other at State Highway 9 — is the largest in Oklahoma Transportation Department history.

  • Oklahoma income tax reduction trigger could be blocked by oil tax revenue declines

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The law requires growth in state revenue, which is provided in part by tax collections that rise and fall with the price of oil. “It’s iffy at best as to whether we will see that growth,” Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue Preston Doerflinger said.

  • #Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Rick M. Green: #Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Oklahoma Commerce secretary to step down

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Oklahoma Commerce Secretary Larry V. Parman to step down.

  • Oklahoma state senator arrested on misdemeanor count

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Oklahoma state Sen. Bryce Marlatt was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor count of actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

  • Oklahoma's tobacco trust reaping huge dividends

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Oklahoma’s groundbreaking way of preserving tobacco settlement money is reaping huge dividends, literally.

  • Oklahoma woman recounts how she quit smoking

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline has 34 percent quit rate

  • Oklahoma Capitol Box Score

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Oklahomans visit Kansas Capitol to view how they made repairs A delegation of Oklahomans made a trip this past week to Kansas to see the result of that state’s massive, multiyear Capitol overhaul. The Oklahoma Capitol is about to undergo a huge repair and refurbishment project. Restoration of the Capitol in Topeka started in 1999 and was completed this year. The entire renovated building was reopened to the public about five months ago. “What they’ve accomplished is nothing short of spectacular,” said state Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City. “It’s a beautiful building.” The Kansas restoration project included replacement of deteriorated water and sewer lines and dilapidated electric

  • Oklahoma Army National Guard promotes first black general officer

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Oklahoma Public Safety Commissioner Michael C. Thompson was promoted from colonel to brigadier general, becoming the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s first black general officer.

  • Oklahoma state treasurer says $37 million in unclaimed death benefits are owed to Oklahomans

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller links people to lost property through the state’s unclaimed property fund, and $14 million has already been reported to the fund. He expects to turn up $23 million more from examinations of insurance companies. Some insurance companies would like to retain this money rather than see it placed in the unclaimed property fund, he said.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

  • Oklahoma City woman hopes immigration changes will help in her years-long wait for green card

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Claudia, who asked that her last name not be used, came here with her husband and two boys on a six-month visitor visa from Colombia in 1998 to escape violence in that country.